The holy town of Vrindavan, is home to ancient history dating centuries ago. The karamabhoomi of Lord Krishna, Vrindavan hustles with people all year, irrespective the weather. Among several temples dedicated to Lord Krishna, I found a temple from the South Indian origin, the Rangji Temple. Driven by curiosity, husband and I could not stop ourselves from visiting this beautiful temple, much different from others in Vrindavan. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Rangji Temple is a beautiful concoction of the north and south Indian architecture.
Jan 2018 The majestic Rangji Temple in Vrindavan with a wonderful concoction of North and South Indian architecture. The large temple premises is exquisite and beautiful beyond expression. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple was built in 1851 and is said to be constructed with an amount of Rupees 45lakhs (A huge amount that time). It's sheer magnificence and grandeur that you witness here. #Vrindavan #VishnuTemple #TraveladdictShilpi #IncredibleIndia #ShortTrip #WeekendGetaway #natgeoindiatraveller @discover_india #traveller @wahhindia
Rangji Temple History- Build in 1851, this is the largest temple of Vrindavan that houses Lord Vishnu, Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lord Lakshman, Lord Venugopala and Lord Ramanujacarya. The main priests are South Indian Brahmins. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, and non-Indians are given access to the first two gateways only. With the outer walls towering at a height of 773 feet and width of 440 feet, you can imagine the vastness of the space enclosed within.
Here is my photo blog on the beautiful Rangji Temple-
|One of the gateways|
Jan 2018 Inside RangJi Temple main prayer hall. More than 160 years old, this temple is a beautiful amalgam of South Indian and North Indian architecture with Lord Vishnu as the main deity. #Vrindavan #rangjitemple #WeekendGetaway #TravelAddict #Holiday #natgeoindiatraveller
|Priests in the main prayer hall|
|Smaller temple inside the premises|
Gold plated pillar towering at 50 feet, this is called the Dhwaja Stambha
| A kund in the temple premises|
|The dwelling spaces of the priests and elderly|
|Walkway of the ashram|
How to reach- Vrindavan has a major monkey menace. Hence exploring the place on foot is not advisable. Hire a rickshaw or shared auto to reach Rangji Temple which is close to Gandhi Chowk.
Summers- 5:30 to 10:30 am and 4 pm to 9 pm
Winters- 6-11 am, 3:30-8:30 pm
P.S: This trip of mine was in Jan 2018
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